In a Vase on Monday

IMG_0573IMG_0556IMG_0566IMG_0565IMG_0562IMG_0568Joining in with Cathy’s popular weekly gathering of vases from around the world.

David and I bought the blue-grey jug, together with a smaller one, a couple of mugs and a large bowl, all in the same style and colour, from a small pottery off the beaten track in North Devon about 20 years ago. Sadly, we can’t remember the name of the pottery or exactly where it was but we’re very fond of the pieces. It contains:
Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Album’ (rock cranesbill)
feathery Achillea millefolium (common yarrow) leaves
a few snips of a lovely little, lime-green euphorbia (unknown variety)
some chive flowers from a large clump looking lovely at the moment
Nigella buds and foliage for added texture

Our lilac bush is almost at its peak and will be wafting its glorious scent all over the back garden any moment now. It arches over the path to the gate and a few of the lower branches get in the way of the taller members of our family. I cut a couple of the lower, straggly ones this morning to use the blooms in my Monday vase but decided instead to give them a vase all of their own.


Have a good week.

27 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday

  1. I could practically smell those lilacs as soon as I saw your first photo. What a beautiful shrub to have in your garden. I can’t claim any plant that scents the entire space around it.


  2. Your lilacs cascading are lovely, Sam. They are wonderful in a vase, too. It looks like the regular Geranium macrorrhizum along the top of the wall there too, I like them as a ground cover. The charatreuse and lavender colors are pretty together in your lovely pottery jug, such a treasure.


    1. Yes, that is G.macrorrhizum along the top of the wall with more Erigeron. I’m fond of hardy geraniums – such good-value plants.


  3. Those nigella seed heads are gorgeous and blend beautifully with the euphorbia – and you have chive flowers too whch \i was just commenting on elsewhere! I have been admiring a neighbour’s lilac – not near enough to reach and snip a few blooms from though!

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  4. Such beautiful photos! The light on those fresh green euphorbia petals brings your vase alive. Nigella looks wonderful as a bud. I bet some will be opening this week. 😉


  5. Oh, how pretty. I love them both. The lilacs must smell so heavenly in your house! I adore the little jar you have them in too. I have a few jam jars with that “quilted” look to them and when they’re full of jam, I constantly hold them up to the window to look at the jam through them. 🙂


  6. As others have said – both the flowers and your photos are lovely Sam! Lilac makes me shut my eyes and remember more than almost any other plant, so a treat for me. And the shot of it in your garden was lovely too – very evocative. I look forward to seeing more of your vases and your garden!


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